August 1913: Colour photographs of Cornwall Chris February 10, 2010 1910-1919, Places 24 CommentsFavourited 2835 times Add to favourites Decayed thatch cottage in a Cornwall village Cobbled alley in St Ives, Cornwall Pictures by Auguste Leon 24 Responses Melinda P. February 10, 2010 Thank you for this site. I absolutely love it! Reply Jack Jewers February 10, 2010 Wow, those are incredible! I wonder if anybody could identify where they were taken? It’s things like this that keep me coming back to this delightful site. Reply Ruth de Wynter February 11, 2010 I wonder if the London shot could be Bedford Park? Reply Simon February 11, 2010 Thanks Ruth, that’s very helpful. Reply Ruth de Wynter February 12, 2010 Bedford Park isn’t North London admittedley, but those gables are shouting Norman Shaw to me… Reply Annie February 14, 2010 The London street – it looks a bit Highgate Hill to me. Good luck. Reply Ruth de Wynter February 15, 2010 Someone’s going to have to go and have a look! Reply Pierre March 20, 2010 The street nameplate is there on the wall, just to the right of the street-sweeper. Enhancement magician needed! Reply Steev March 21, 2010 I’ve seen that last picture on his web site, it’s in Folkestone, not London. Reply Steev March 21, 2010 Actually, borderline OCD pays off sometimes Corner of Grimston Avenue & Sandgate Road, Folkestone. http://www.google.com/maps?q=SANDGATE+HILL,+CT20+3BA&hl=en&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Sandgate+Hill,+Sandgate,+Folkestone,+Kent+CT20,+United+Kingdom&ll=51.076214,1.162388&spn=0.001331,0.003433&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=51.076214,1.162388&panoid=HOcdAv7Bg64j6NKiLJU2KA&cbp=12,24.96,,0,5.56 The trees have grown a bit… Reply Simon March 21, 2010 Steev, that is a bordering on hilarious, deeply worrying, and genius, all at the same time. Thank you for going to the trouble of figuring this out. Big apology to all the Folkestonians out there… Reply Steev March 21, 2010 Elementary my dear Wats… er, Retronaut… Reply Chris B March 26, 2010 It’s amazing that the conservatory is still there. Reply Michele March 29, 2010 Do you own these photographs? Is it the prints that are colored or the negatives? I am a digital librarian that deals in public domain images so the answers to these questions is important to me. I have some glass plate negatives that are colored but they were hand done. Or I assumed they were. Depending on your answers I may have to do some more investigation. Reply Simon March 29, 2010 Hey Michele – thanks for your note. These photographs are part of the Albert Kahn collection of Autochromes, so they are colour photographs, not hand tinted or colorised. Reply Cliff Simpson April 2, 2010 Wow what memories I remember walking such roads as a youth and how posh they looked. Do you notice the open windows ! wouldn’t happen to day.If the road sweeper is free he can come to my road littered with rubbish and weeds. Thank you. Reply Amanda April 19, 2010 Come to central London – there are road sweepers all over the place! Wonderful photos, thanks for the post. Reply Les Hemmings April 25, 2010 Thought it looked familiar! That Folkestone shot is a 5 min walk from my front door! Reply Emily Edwards April 25, 2010 That top one, with the Cornish village, is a fabulous study of dilapidation, isn’t it? Wow, what a beautiful picture. It gets my Nosy Antennae twitching. I want to climb over the walls in the garden of the first house, peer in through the windows and try the door. Is it stone, with a cob top, I wonder? No idea. Brilliant website. Best Ever. Reply Colin Jackson August 15, 2010 What’s amazing about that last one is how little it’s changed. Apart from the odd texture of the road and lack of road markings (why would you need them at buggy speeds?), and the mature trees, it’s hardly changed a jot. There’s even a post-box stood in the same spot (though presumably not the same one!). Reply Zo September 1, 2010 tha war has been destroyed human several development and nature as well, and i see the picture above and come in my mind that how developed Englang and other Countries would have been today….. it would have been much much better and a far beautiful today if the war wouldn’t have been….. Let’s Join our hand and raise our voice toward peace and stop war and fighting. Reply Andy October 19, 2010 Unbelievable coincidence! In the St Ives photo, the fishermans cottage where the boy is leaning is a cottage which I hired for my family’s holiday 2 years ago! Its on a steet called ‘The Digey’ have load of photos of my kids in the doorway! Great shots. Reply Endeara February 24, 2011 I just found this site today. Love it! Regarding the Corner of Grimston Avenue & Sandgate Road, Folkestone: Thanks to Chris, Steev & Google maps. I just stepped into a 1913 photo and took a stroll down the street. All I can say is, “Amazing.” Thanks guys. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.